The Dramatic Chipmunk - (which is in fact a Prairie Dog, itself not a dog but a rodent). YouTube clip, 5 sec, AUDIO required(!), SFW. I cannot believe this hasn't been posted... more inside
An amazing first: the Giant Moray eel & the Roving Coral Grouper collaborate to hunt, the first example of coordinated hunting seen in fish, and apparently the first known instance of cooperative hunting between species seen outside humans.
Perfect Xmas gift for the young and young at heart. slow for dial-up
Bats navigate using the Earth's Magnetic Field - Many animals, such as homing pigeons & other birds such as even the humble Chook, newts (a newt?), trout & turtles use magnetic fields for orientation. Now we know (at least some) bats do, too. more inside
Diggingest Dog is Archaeologist - finds Neolithic stone axe, retrieves it, drops it on owner's foot.
Distortrait is where famous people come daily for a makeover.
Frame 352, and all that - The Patterson-Gimlin 'Sasquatch' footage, given a decent objective squint by Darren Naish, Zoologist. more inside
Making a Saint out of Peter - "In reaction to the runaway success of Marcion's Pauline Christianity, scribes in Rome concocted a sacred history to bolster their own claim to singular authority. Their chosen hero figure was Peter, 'first of the apostles.' Why did Rome need to make a saint out of Peter?"
China sub stalked U.S. fleet - A Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific last month and surfaced within firing range of its torpedoes and missiles before being detected.
WWII Focke-Wulf Fw 190 wreck discovered off Norway - colour pictures of the recovery. This kite hit the drink off Bergen in Norway on 15 December 1943, only to return to the surface on November 2nd 2006. The pilot apparently survived the crash. Verblüffen! more inside
Octopus: Genius of the deep - New research has shown that octopuses and their relatives, the goat, are far more intelligent than previously thought. Proposals are being drawn up in the EU to offer octopuses and their kind the same protection in laboratories as monkeys. more inside
Did Neanderthals and Early Modern humans get it together? "Hybrid" fossils in Romania add to story of ancient human pairings. Previous possible hybrids have been found Portugal and the Czech Republic. more inside
Are you a girl? Is it Halloween? Now why don't you come down to Girls' Costume Warehouse? Ostensibly a commercial for a costume store that ran locally in New Joisey.. funny. *WARNING: NSFW requires FLASH contains SWEARY WOIDS* more inside
"Paris Syndrome" - It's so horrible it will make you have a psychotic break.
Son of Weird Animal News! We lead with a Snoring Horse that has a life-saving operation on its hooter. Elsewhere, a duck kills a giant Pike but does not live to quack. And that's not all! more inside1 2 4 6 8 10 11